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The Spymaster's Brother (Francis Bacon Mystery, #6)

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Anthony Bacon returns after thirteen years in France to live in his brother’s house at Gray’s Inn. Though seldom strong enough to leave his rooms, his gouty legs never hinder his agile mind. He’s built the most valuable intelligence service in Europe. Now the Bacon brothers are ready to offer it to the patron with the deepest pockets.

Then Francis finds a body lying near An
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Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 15th 2019 by Anna Castle
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Kay Crawford
Was eagerly awaiting another Francis Bacon adventure and was happily rewarded with The Spymaster’s Brother!

Anna Castle places you into the intrigue of the Queen’s Court and the return of Anthony Bacon - as well life changing events for Trumpet and Tom Clarady.
D Leonard
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always, Anna Castle takes her readers on a good romp through everyday Tudor England.

This time, Anthony Bacon has returned to rebuild the late Walsingham’s spy network for the Earl of Essex and it seems not everyone is happy about it, least of all his long suffering little brother Francis.

Tom and Trumpet are expecting their first «secret» child, and she is becoming a right little bitchington about it, but feeling guilty about what he is putting her through, well... he loves her.

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Nancy Beckhorn
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The series featuring Francis Bacon has been thoroughly entertaining, and this latest addition is no exception! Filled with drama, intrigue, and a bit of "tongue-in-cheek," it makes for wonderfully captivating reading! This story revolves around Francis's brother Anthony and shows a bit more of their relationship than I have seen in the past. Their interaction with each other adds an interesting dimension to the overall book, I found. All in all, it was a very enjoyable read, as is everything by ...more
Jackie
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An unbelievable mystery story with just the right amount of suspense. Francis comes back after a long time. He stays with his brother. While there, a murder happens. Everyone thinks the other did it. Fantastic.
Evonne Hutton
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Francis Bacon is up to his ears in intrigue!
This time made worse by the fact that his brother has come home.
A tight, well written storyline with characters bigger than life
I received an Advance Reader copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving a review
Bertha Alicia
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The adventures of Francis Bacon have always been among the books of contemporary writers best written and most entertaining that I have read, and on this occasion Ms Castle gives us another mysterious adventure in which our protagonist will be involved and in which he must put his maximum effort to solve a crime in which the main suspect is his own brother.
The reader should read this book very carefully, so as not to get lost in the twists and turns and solve the plot that a mysterious mastermi
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Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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1592 and Anthony Bacon has returned from France and is residing in his brother Francis' home, in Gray's Inn, as an invalid. One evening Francis discovers a body lying near the abandoned coach belonging to Anthony. The clues all seem to point to his secretary Tom Lawson. But worse the murdered man had been spreading rumours concerning Anthony which if believed would ruin his reputation and future plans..
Francis' assistant Thomas Clarady is sent out to investigate with the help of the Bacon brothe
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Anna Castle writes the Francis Bacon mysteries and the Lost Hat, Texas mysteries. She has earned a series of degrees -- BA in the Classics, MS in Computer Science, and a Ph.D in Linguistics -- and has had a corresponding series of careers -- waitressing, software engineering, grammar-writing, assistant professor, and archivist. Writing fiction combines her lifelong love of stories and learning. Sh ...more